Pet animals have always been one of Mother Nature’s best gifts to humankind. According to a new study, stroking a pet can help persons recovering from surgery cut their use of painkillers in half.
At the 18th Annual Conference of the International Society of Anthrozoology and the First Human Animal Interaction Conference (HAI) in Kansas City, researchers have presented their findings about pet therapy. According to the researchers, patients recovering from joint-replacement surgeries required 50% less painkillers if they used pet therapy.
A British charity, Pets and Therapy, has been helping patients recover by taking animals into care homes, hospices, hospitals and children’s wards. To read more, click here.
I guess adopting a cute and cuddly little pet would be a much better option than ruining one’s health with an overdose of pain-killers. Enjoy this funny pet video 🙂